Proving An Accident Wasn’t Your Fault
When pursuing a compensation claim in Stenness, the most important factor for you as the injured party, and the person or company helping you to pursue that claim is to establish beyond all reasonable doubt that the accident wasn’t your fault.
One of the many reasons why people choose to put their claims in the hands of experts such as Accident Advice Helpline is that we have 13 years’ experience in successfully pursuing claims, and as part of this proving negligence, carelessness or a failure in a duty of care by a third party or organisation was responsible for the injury which occurred as a result of the accident.
Once you’ve asked Accident Advice Helpline to help with your compensation claim in Stenness you don’t need to worry about proving that the accident wasn’t your fault. A 30 second test will tell you whether your claim is valid and we will ensure that all required documents and evidence are submitted to support your claim. However, if you’ve ever been curious as to how liability is proven in a compensation claim in Stenness, the following should prove interesting:
Of course, not all accidents are reported to the police. Whilst a vehicle accident might be, it’s unlikely that you’d report a slip in a shopping centre to the police. However in the event that a police report was made, that report could be an essential piece of evidence in proving your claim.
The police investigate every incident impartially with no bias to either side, and in the event of a serious vehicle collision may use crime scene investigation techniques to establish speed, distance and direction of the vehicles involved. Therefore, their findings are often essential in establishing responsibility in a compensation claim in Stenness.
Physical Evidence For Compensation Claim In Stenness
Physical evidence may include photographs or video footage of the accident as it occurred. Although it’s unlikely that you’d be being filmed at the time of an accident unless by chance, many streets and public areas now have CCTV as a security measure and this footage could capture the precise details of your accident.
Again, if the police were called to the scene of your accident then it’s likely that they would take the details and statements of any witnesses as they attempted to investigate the collision. However, if the accident was not severe enough to involve the police then it’s likely that you’ll need to establish who witnessed your accident and whether they would be willing to make a statement saying what they saw. Some witnesses can be reluctant to get involved, especially if they are work colleagues and you are making a claim against an employer but their statement could be essential, and it’s possible in some circumstances for them to remain anonymous.
Whatever the nature and severity of your injuries, it’s essential that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. This could both ensure your recovery but also be a vital piece of evidence in your claim for injuries.
Date Published: 15th August 2013
Author: David Brown